Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Are boys more sensitive to the state of the local job market when choosing their GCSE subjects? And why are migrant and ethnic minority mothers at increased risk of mental ill health? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.
People who are obese from childhood through to middle age have more than double the risk of experiencing difficulties with everyday tasks at age 50 compared to those who were never obese.
Is screen time really behind the rise in teenage mental health problems? How is the ‘sandwich generation’ faring as they care for their ageing parents and their children and grandchildren? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.
The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese.
Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.
These FAQs provide additional information on the research covered in our news story ‘Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds’
Young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour and substance use – often thought to go hand-in-hand with mental ill-health – are on the decline.
Overweight and obese children who are physically inactive are more likely to have poor wellbeing than their more active peers who are a similar weight, according to a new study.
To coincide with the Millennium Cohort Study time use diary and accelerometer data release, CLS Survey Manager, Dr Emily Gilbert, discusses how the use of new technology has enabled us to gain new insights into the lives of the millennial generation.
People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.
Eleven-year-olds who have tried cigarettes or alcohol show signs of switching off from school and are more likely to get into trouble, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Children who perform well at school at age 11 are more likely to use cannabis during their late teenage years, compared to those who show less academic promise.
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